Happy birthday, T.S. Eliot! You had suspect beliefs, unimpeachable poetry. Did you know the OED lists Eliot as early evidence of the word salonniere? Befitting of a guy in a world where women come and go, talking of Michaelangelo.

Adam Wilson thinks through Louie at the LA Review of Books.

“You have no idea how many books I have,” Salman Rushdie says. We’ll guess: a lot?

This is a lovely interview with Colson Whitehead over at Tin House.

Oh hey, Brandon Stosuy talked to Jacob Bannon about Converge’s new album.

Have a lovely Day of Atonement, those of you who are online and thus not strictly fasting. Tsk, so lazy.

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